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Acute mitral regurgitation due to ruptured ePTFE neo-chordae.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  17578048     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Chordal replacement with expanded polytetrafluoroethylene (ePTFE) sutures has proven to be a simple, versatile, and durable technique for the treatment of prolapsed cusps causing mitral valve regurgitation. ePTFE is known for its strong resistance to tension, and is judged to be unbreakable under physiological conditions. Herein are reported two cases of rupture of synthetic chordae tendineae; the possible causes of this extremely rare finding are analyzed.
Gonçalo F Coutinho; Lina Carvalho; Manuel J Antunes
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  The Journal of heart valve disease     Volume:  16     ISSN:  0966-8519     ISO Abbreviation:  J. Heart Valve Dis.     Publication Date:  2007 May 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2007-06-20     Completed Date:  2007-07-19     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  9312096     Medline TA:  J Heart Valve Dis     Country:  England    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  278-81     Citation Subset:  IM    
Cardiothoracic Surgery, University Hospital, Coimbra, Portugal.
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MeSH Terms
Acute Disease
Chordae Tendineae / injuries*
Mitral Valve / surgery
Mitral Valve Insufficiency / etiology*,  surgery
Rupture, Spontaneous / complications
Sutures / adverse effects*
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